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A Hole in One
African-American Bundt cake baker turned dream into reality,
celebrates one year in business during National Black Business Month
(LOS ANGELES) — Chrysta Wilson has always been a baker at heart. It started when her single mother drove Wilson and her sisters from Atlanta to Fayetteville, N.C., for summer visits with their aunt. Known for baking delicious cakes, Aunt Dia sparked Wilson’s love of baking as a child. By the time she was 8, she was selling cakes made on her Easy-Bake Oven to the neighborhood kids.
Aunt Dia’s passing away from leukemia in 2005—followed by her mother’s death from lung cancer a year later—made Wilson realize two things: life is short, and pursuing your dreams is the path to happiness. She decided to turn a part-time hobby into a full-fledged business and in 2008 quit her job as a community organizer and program director to open up her dream bakery in Los Angeles.
“Building this business from the ground up was hard work, but keeping my business open during this recession has been harder. And here I am celebrating my bakery’s 1st Birthday before I’ve turned 30. This was a major goal of mine and so it’s time to celebrate, with Bundts of course!”
On Wednesday, August 26th, 2009, Kiss My Bundt Bakery celebrates its first birthday as a retail bakeshop. From 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., customers are invited to stop by the Southern-inspired Bundt cake bakery for free slices of birthday Bundt cake.
Additionally on Saturday August 29th from 8-10 p.m., customers are invited to a private menu tasting event for $10. Tickets are available for purchase at the bakery or through their website www.kissmybundt.net and are required for admission.
Located in the independent business community on 3rd Street near the Original Farmer’s Market, Chrysta is one of a few black business owners in the area. During August, which is National Black Business Month, Chrysta is celebrating for yet another reason.
“I know there aren’t very many African-American-owned businesses in the Beverly Hills and West Hollywood areas where my bakery is located. I feel fortunate to have been able to penetrate this market. What I’ve learned in the past year is that all people are receptive to my cakes because good food is universal.”
Within two months of opening in 2008, Kiss My Bundt was voted “Best Cupcake in LA” and noted by numerous publications as the best cake in Los Angeles. During their first year, Kiss My Bundt Bakery and Chrysta have been featured in US Weekly Magazine, MSNBC.com, 944 Magazine, Tasting Table, and other local Los Angeles-based media. Kiss My Bundt has become a baking force in the City, known for Chrysta’s innovative cake flavors including Maple and Bacon, Lime Basil, Champagne, Red Velvet, and a growing line of vegan and gluten free options. Soon, Chrysta will also be known as a cookbook author sharing her recipes with millions. The Kiss My Bundt Cookbook will be released in mid-to-late November 2009.
Kiss My Bundt Bakery is a Southern-inspired bakery specializing in made-from-scratch Bundt cakes and confections, located at 8104 W. 3rd Street in Los Angeles. www.KissMyBundt.net. Telephone: 323.655.0559
Kiss My Bundt Bakery
Phone: (323) 655.0559 Fax: (323) 655-0857